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Mahendra Prasad Jaiswal was truly a man of the people. An active member of the British International Doctors Association, he was a dedicated general practitioner and a respected and popular member of the community. He was loved by his patients, who thought of him as a member of their families.
He was born and raised in a village in Bihar, India. After graduating from Patna Medical College, he spent the first few years of his career working in India. He then took a post in Dezful, Iran, where he worked as a medical officer. Some of his most memorable and happiest years were spent there. It was during this time that he married his wife, Mariamma, and had their two children, Sujoy and Sipra.
Dr Jaiswal came to the United Kingdom in 1981 with his family and completed his general practice training in Pontypool, Wales. He moved to Manchester in 1985 and joined a partnership in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. He went on to create his own practice singlehandedly and built it into one the most successful in the area, in which his son joined him as a partner. His proudest moments were seeing his children married.
Dr Jaiswal was a devoted family man. He is remembered personally as the light and soul of a party, a man with a great sense of humour and a lover of food.
In his spare time, Dr Jaiswal was an avid builder, spending hours working on the extension of his practice. He was a great sports fan who supported Manchester United at football and followed the Indian cricket team with great passion.
He was travelling to India to give away his niece at her wedding when he died suddenly. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
General practitioner Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester (b 1945; q Patna, India, 1971), died from a heart attack on 4 July 2007.